Prof. Lilian Salami

CVCNU Chairperson
Welcome Address

Prof. Kathleen E. Okafor SAN

VC Baze University
Welcome Address

Prof. Ekanem Braide

President, Nigerian Academy of Science
Keynote Address Plenary

Prof Michael Faborode

Former Secretary General , CVCNU
Keynote Address Plenary Discussants

Prof. David Rugara

University of Lincoln
Welcome Remarks

Dr. Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure

FCT Minister for State
Plenary Chairperson's Address

Senator Oluremi Tinubu

First Lady, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Goodwill Message

Senator Ireti Kingibe

Senator, FCT
Goodwill Messages


Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR

President and Commander in Chief, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Visitor Federal Universities
Distinguished Guest of Honor

Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio CON

Senate President
Special Guest of Honor

Rt. Hon Tajudeen Abbas PhD

Speaker House of Representative
Special Guest of Honor

Tahir Mamman

Minister for Education
Special Guest of Honor

Chief. Bar. Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike

Minister for FCT
Special Guest of Honor

Senator Dandutse Muntari

Chairman, Senate House Committee on Tertiary Education & TETFUND
Special Guest of Honor

Abubakar Fulata

Chairman, House Committee on University Education
Special Guest of Honor

Gen. Christopher Gwabin Musa

Chief of Defence Staff
Guest of Honor

Lt. Gen. Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja

Chief of Army Staff
Guest of Honor

Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar

Chief of Air Staff
Guest of Honor

Vice Admiral Ikechukwu Ogalla

Chief of Naval Staff
Guest of Honor

IGP Egbetokun Olukayode Adeolu

Inspector General of Police
Guest of Honor

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq

Chairman Nigerian Governors Forum, Governor Kwara State
Guest of Honor

Christopher Jibreel Maiyaki

Ag. Executive Secretary National Universities Commission
Guest of Honor

Arc. Sonny S.T. Echono FNIA

Tertiary Education Trust Fund
Guest of Honor

Prof.Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, CON, NPOM, FNAL

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board
Guest of Honor

THEME: 60 years of Leadership in Nigerian Universities

The International Conference of Leadership and Gender will take place on the 9th and 10th October 2023 as part of a 3 day- programme of the CVCNU @ 60+1 Anniversary with theme: 60 Years of Leadership in Higher Education in Nigeria.

The Conference theme is focused on Leadership and gender issues in the higher education. Effective leadership is not the exclusive domain of either men or women and both can learn from the other. Inequality, inequity, disadvantage, and exclusion have been highlighted as major socio-economic indicators preventing development progress in many developing economies. Research, policies and practices of equity, equality, diversity, and inclusion (EEDI) examines how to eliminate discrimination related to gender, age, disability, ethnicity, religion, physical, language and socio-economic background.

The UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, declared that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” and Article 2 stated that “everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, birth or other status.” In the light of these development, this conference focuses on exploring opportunities for sharing best practices in leadership, equal treatment legislation, gender mainstreaming, integration of the gender perspective into all other policies and specific measures for the advancement of women into higher leadership position in the higher education system and other key sectors and organisations.

The Conference will be Co-hosted by the project: Women in Higher Education Leadership: A partnership between University of Lincoln, UK; African Development Institute of Research Methodology (ADIRM), Nigeria; and Secretariat of Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU). The project is funded by British Council – Gender Equality Partnership programme. Also, the conference will be held as part of the CVCNU @ 60+1 Anniversary Celebration, the CVCNU General Assembly and the Gala/Awards Night.